Best Hip Hop Artists of 2012

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21Kid CudiScott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.V1 Comment
22Kid InkV1 Comment
23Machine Gun KellyGeorge Francis Barnes Jr., better known as "Machine Gun Kelly", was an American gangster from Memphis, Tennessee, during the prohibition era.

I think mgk has a lot to offer an I would like to see more of him... Lace up

24Mike ShinodaMichael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.

The greatest hip hop artist ever. Has a very clear and sweet voice. He should be at number 1

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25Meek Mill

Meek Mill is higher than that... Easy top five.

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26A$AP RockyRakim Mayers, better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Harlem, New York.

Best lyrical music, originality.

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27HopsinMarcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California.

He's better than ill upchuck Wayne

The greatst under ground rapper that speaks the truth illmind of hopsin# really lil wayne he's whack rap is dead hopsin is keeping it alive kanye to G.O.O. D music

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28T.I.Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., better known by his stage names T.I. and Tip, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from Atlanta, Georgia.V1 Comment
29The GameJayceon Terrell Taylor, better known by his stage name The Game, is an American rapper and actor. He was born on November 29, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. Game spent most of his childhood in foster care (up until high school) even though he knew all of his brothers and sisters. Since 2002, Game ...read more.
30Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean is the BEST hip hop singer there is! He is so great! He has a solo album apart from being with O.F.W.G.K.T.A. and every album he is a part of is just FANTASTIC! His vocals are so beautiful that you can't stop listening to them. I hope you love him enough to make him in the top ten! He may not be the best, but I wanted to give him the credit that may have been ignored.

31Death Grips
32Black Eyed PeasThe Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and singer Fergie.
33Rick RossWilliam Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur.

Rozoy is the best rapper alive he must be no1 that's why they call him the boss

34E-40Earl Stevens better known by his stage name E-40, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and investor from Vallejo, California.

He has all the slaps that are playing in the clubs

35Young Jeezy

Is one of the most prolific rapper's in hip-hop. Not since Tupac has an emcee been able to tell a story with the intellect and use of metaphor as Jeezy. His albums have a theme and he remains true to that theme throughout. He is never over shadowed by his guest emcee's and he has a firm grasp on his audience what they want and how to deliver. He is not commercial yet so his music is raw and uncommercial. The fact that his is not on this list is indication that you are hi-hop novice and not officiandos.

36YelawolfMichael Wayne Atha, better known as Yelawolf, is an American hip hop recording artist from Gadsden, Alabama.

Recently signed with Shady Records. Yela is definitely better than Mac Miller or Pitbull!

37Mindless Behavior
38J. ColeJermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer.
39MacklemoreBen Haggerty, known by his stage name Macklemore and formerly Professor Macklemore, is an American singer and songwriter from Seattle, Washington.V1 Comment
40Chance the Rapper
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